Thursday, June 12, 2014

Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month June 2014 (Jasmine)

It’s that time again for another month, Foothill Brewing IPA of the Month, June 2014 (Jasmine), 5.8% ABV and 64 IBU. Foothills is using Caramel malts, an infusion of five different hops, in which I could not find on the bottle or on the Foothills website, A unique double dry hop of Mosaic, Simcoe, and Chinook. Well let’s see if this month, June is as good as May. June pours a hazy light orange color with a slight hue of light yellowish copper on the edges, with three and a half fingers of bright white fluffy head that sticks around for a good while then fades into great thick whips of lacing. I found there to be a nice amount of light coming through the glass with a little amount of carbonation there. The aroma on June is like a grapefruit and lemon with nice subtle hints of honeydew melon with a hoppy grass note too. Now the taste on this June IPA of the Month is similar to the aroma, at first you get a hit of grapefruit with some lemon and a slight grassy note, but the on the middle of your tongue you get a just ripened honeydew melon with a slight and yet somewhat faint malt character, and on the back of your mouth you get a hoppy grassy and piney flavor. But overall you taste more of the grapefruit and lemon; they stand out more here and shout a little. The mouth feel on this Foothills IPA of the Month is medium and has a slight fruity bitter finish with a slight tough of a malted character. The after taste is bitter from a combo of nice grapefruit and lemon and a quick and light taste of honeydew melon. I was really looking forward to this due to how great the others in the series have been but this wasn’t as good as May but was as good as April. So I would give this an A. I really couldn’t find the amount of Caramel malts they Foothills said were here on the side of this bottle. But I found a little bit though. But a solid IPA nonetheless, and yes I do recommend try Foothills IPA of the Month June (Jasmine). Try the whole series if you can I recommend that too. This is a good way to explore the world of IPAs and hops. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!  

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